Boat sinks in serious fire at yacht club in Kent

A boat has sunk after a serious fire at a yacht club in Strood, near Rochester in Kent.

Motor launch sinks after fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service say that a motor launch which caught fire at the Strood Yacht Club near Rochester has sunk.

It was initially thought that another two boats were also ablaze but firecrews have now made the scene safe and handed it back to the care of the yacht club.

A statement from the fire service said: "The motor launch has been too badly damaged by fire and has sunk."

Advertisement

Advertisement

Serious fire at yacht club in Kent

Approximately 25 firefighters are dealing with a fire at at Strood Yacht Club. At least three boats are reported to be on fire, including a 30ft motor launch moored at a pontoon.

Kent Fire and Rescue say that crews are making progress in moving other boats away from the fire and are waiting for a fire launch boat to help deal with the incident.